My heart aches today as I say farewell to my 13 year old Chocolate Lab – Lady “Devon”.
She has been the best dog and lived such a wonderful life – I know her time is here but in my own selfishness I do not want to let go – it seems grieving is a day to day thing for me.
Devon came into the world on December 18, 1993 and we brought her into our home on February 14, 1994. She was adored by three children. She loved living along the lake, swimming, fetching sticks and being the best companion a family could have.
In recent years I have had joint custody of her, sharing her with my ex-husband.
I was able to enjoy this past week with her visiting me. I returned her back this past Sunday and from there it all went down hill. She has not been moving or eating, so this morning I will be putting her to rest with my ex and two of my children – Andrew cannot be with us.
I know she will be in a peaceful place – one where doggies can play and she will not feel pain any longer. I hope that my Dad – her grandfather will greet her as she leaves our world to live in heaven.
Goodbye my “Brown Eyed” girl. You are the sweetest and dearest dog I have ever known.
I love you – and I hope you will always know that.